Youth in Exile : The Journals of Nick Twisp, Book Three

C. D. Payne

Richard Powers (Narrator)

12-15-08

8hrs 17min

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12-15-08

8hrs 17min

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Fiction

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“Set in the cultural wasteland of trailer-park northern California, the episodic plot involves arson, car theft, police brutality and more.” Publishers Weekly

He didn’t intend to burn half of Berkeley to the ground or create a media frenzy by faking his best friend’s suicide or enroll in high school dressed as an elderly Italian woman. However, he did. Nick Twisp started out an honor student and ended up a fugitive. His ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity have resulted in his transformation from an unassuming, precocious fourteen year old to a modern youth in open revolt.

Now, in the concluding volume of Nick’s hilarious journals, we find him reenrolled in high school disguised as a girl, avoiding the eye of the law while fending off passes from undiscerning boys. The long-delayed resolution of his quest to win teen goddess Sheeni Saunders and achieve independence will fulfill every teenage fantasy.

Praise

“Set in the cultural wasteland of trailer-park northern California, the episodic plot involves arson, car theft, police brutality and more.” Publishers Weekly

“Recommended for adults and mature young adult readers is this collection of journals from one Nick Twisp, who in Holden Caufield-style narrates his coming of age, his concerns about sex, and his awakening views of the world. Fans of Salinger will especially appreciate the candid voice and vivid memories of this story.” Midwest Book Review

“C.D. Payne has penned a take-no-prisoners book, and Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect reader for it…Garcia has a little smirk in his tone that perfectly underscores the actions of young Mr. Twisp.” AudioFile

“Payne obviously has a vivid and ribald recollection of adolescence.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Dec 14, 2008
Release Date December 15, 2008
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Journals of Nick Twisp
Release Date Machine 1229299200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Children/YA
Author Bio
C. D. Payne

C. D. Payne is the author of six humorous novels, including Young and Revolting: The Continental Journals of Nick Twisp and Revolting Young: The Journals of Nick Twisp's Younger Brother. A graduate of Harvard, he lives in California.

Narrator Bio
Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Overview

He didn’t intend to burn half of Berkeley to the ground or create a media frenzy by faking his best friend’s suicide or enroll in high school dressed as an elderly Italian woman. However, he did. Nick Twisp started out an honor student and ended up a fugitive. His ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity have resulted in his transformation from an unassuming, precocious fourteen year old to a modern youth in open revolt.

Now, in the concluding volume of Nick’s hilarious journals, we find him reenrolled in high school disguised as a girl, avoiding the eye of the law while fending off passes from undiscerning boys. The long-delayed resolution of his quest to win teen goddess Sheeni Saunders and achieve independence will fulfill every teenage fantasy.

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